Lições sobre criação de equipes pelo exército britânico
Out, 27, 2019
O empreendedorismo é um desporto de equipe. É simplesmente demasiado complexo empreender por conta própria e esperar ter sucesso. Ninguém pode ser excelente em todas estas funções, e muitas vezes torna-se medíocre em todas. Quando se trata de gerir equipes e fazer com que as pessoas tenham o melhor desempenho, os empreendedores podem aprender muito com o Exército Britânico, que tem quase 400 anos de história e um sistema de pessoal projetado para aumentar e diminuir rapidamente as equipes. Eis alguns exemplos de como o exército britânico organiza as suas tropas. Por: Daniel Priestley; Fonte: Entrepreneur

 

Team-Building Lessons From the British Army

There's plenty all business owners can learn from the English military's organization and execution.

Entrepreneurship is a team sport. It is simply too complex to do on your own and expect to succeed. People who attempt to be “solopreneurs” find themselves juggling tasks as varied as sales, administration, IT and client-delivery. No earthly person could be excellent at all of these tasks, and often they become mediocre at all of them.

The greatest entrepreneurs know this all too well, and their primary goal is to enroll talented people onto their team. That's why there is a plethora of quotes from the most famous entrepreneurs extolling the virtues of teams:

“By putting the employee first, the customer effectively comes first by default, and in the end, the shareholder comes first by default as well.” -- Richard Branson

"None of us is as smart as all of us." -- Ken Blanchard

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” -- Reid Hoffman

Related: 3 Ways the Army Prepared Me for Entrepreneurship

When it comes to managing teams and getting people to perform at their best, entrepreneurs can learn a lot from the British Army, which has almost 400 years of history to draw from and a personnel system designed to scale up and scale back teams quickly. Here are some examples of how the British Army organizes its troops.

Scout Team: Typically a two-person team designed to make an assessment of an opportunity or a threat. These two people can be of equal rank or consist of a senior and junior member.

Fire Team: A four-person team addressing an urgent problem with short-term objectives. There is typically a corporal with three privates.

Section: An eight-person team carrying out day-to-day duties. This normally consists of a corporal and a lance corporal managing six privates.

Platoon: Normally three-to-five sections with commanding officers and platoon headquarters. A lieutenant and second lieutenant are typically in command and are supported by the section commanders.

Entrepreneurs can use a similar plan when scaling up their organizations. Here's how the same team-building principles might apply to your business.

Founders: This could be two co-founders or a founder with one person supporting. The purpose is to identify an opportunity and prove a concept.

Small-Boutique: This team of four should focus on short-term objectives, such as a launch campaign or hitting a 90-day target.

Boutique: This eight-person team can establish a routine and generate a consistent stream of business. The founder and an assistant manager work together to organize smooth operations.

Performance Team: This team of 35-plus people consists of an executive team that oversees the operations of three-to-five sub-teams. For example, an executive team of four might lead sub-teams that are each focused on different products or markets.

Related: 7 Things the Army Taught Me About Running a Company

Over the past 400 years, the British Army has faced every challenge imaginable and has had the opportunity to test various ways of organizing people into teams. It’s found team sizes and structures that work. The Army never sends one person on their own to do anything. Notably, there’s no solo missions going on, and this should be a lesson to entrepreneurs trying to do everything on their own. For normal day-to-day operations, the Army is built upon teams of eight people, or sections. This is worth noting for leaders who think they can single-handedly run big groups of people. When it comes to scaling up your team, you can learn a lot from people in uniform.

(Daniel Priestley. VIP CONTRIBUTOR. CEO, Dent Global. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own).

Por: Daniel Priestley
Fonte: Entrepreneur, em 28 de Outubro de 2019
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/341222?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+entrepreneur/latest+(Entrepreneur)

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